Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, May 8 to 12


Terminal Station plays Guilt and Co.

By Steve Newton

MONDAY: Vancouver blues-rock band Terminal Station–featuring singer-guitarist Scott Smith–plays Guilt and Co. Stand on it, Scotty!

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: the DOXA Documentary Film Festival will showcase 39 features and mid-lengths and 25 short films, plus Q&As and panel discussions, at the VIFF Centre and Cinematheque until May 14.

TUESDAY: photographer David Doubilet and aquatic biologist/photojournalist Jennifer Hayes present a visual journey of their National Geographic assignments to three unique marine environments in Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Heavy plays the Rickshaw

TUESDAY: British soul-rock quartet the Heavy, featuring lead singer Kelvin Swaby, plays the Rickshaw Theatre. SOLD OUT.

WEDNESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Dosed: The Trip of a Lifetime, a documentary about a loving mother of four who is granted the right to legally use magic mushrooms to treat her end-of-life anxiety. Book signing and audience Q&A with Dr. Gabor Maté after the film.

THURSDAY: Chor Leoni and the Leonids present choral works at St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church that speak directly to mental health and wellness. Program includes the world premiere of composer Sarah Rimkus’ The Watcher of the Wood, a deeply personal exploration of PTSD.

FRIDAY: Victoria soul-roots band Carmanah, featuring lead vocalist Laura Mina Mitic, plays its final Vancouver show at the Biltmore Cabaret, with guest Edwin Raphael.

FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver blues-roots vocalist LJ Mountenay at a release party for her new album Mama Danced at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

FRIDAY: violin and viola player James Ehnes joins the Vancouver Symphony in a program at the Orpheum Theatre that includes Bartók’s Viola Concerto, Strauss’s Blue Danube, and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Ballet BC performs at the Queen E

FRIDAY: Ballet BC presents WAVE/S, featuring world premieres of dance works choreographed by Tel Aviv-based Roy Assaf and Sweden’s Johan Inger, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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